PageMaker by Aldus Software is the acknowledged pioneer "desk-top publishing" program, which provides the microcomputer user with capabilities formerly available only to a professional typesetter. With PageMaker, the user can design the layout of his own publications, manipulate the text and graphics on the computer screen, and print out a finished camera-ready product on his own printer.

Advantages of using PageMaker over sending the project out to a professional typesetter include: